YouTube unveils this new feature to show when a channel is live streaming

YouTube is adding a new indicator to show its users when a channel is live streaming on the platform, its chief product officer Neal Mohan has announced on Twitter. The American online video sharing and social media platform said the new feature that will make it easier for users to identify a channel when it’s live streaming.

Neal Mohan took to Twitter to announce, “really focused making it easier for users to find livestreams on @YouTube so we’re rolling out the Live rings feature on mobile! @YouTubeCreators streaming live will now have a ring around the channel avatar & clicking on the avatar will take you directly to the livestream.”

The latest feature consists of showing a ring with the word “Live” on it around a channel’s profile picture when they’re live streaming, which you can tap to jump straight into the live broadcast. The feature is similar to the one being used on other social media platforms, including TikTok, which uses a similar pulsing ring effect on a channel’s profile picture if they’re live streaming when you scroll past their video in your…

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